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Strategic Plan Objective:
Use Best Science
Strategic Initiative Description:
The majority of the Threshold standards adopted in 1982 are based on science that is now over 30 years old. In addition, even with FY 2015/16 budget enhancements, the cost of fully and consistently monitoring and measuring the current Threshold system has proved unsustainable. A broad bi-state consensus is supporting consideration of updates to the Thresholds and monitoring systems. TRPA will be working with the new Bi-State Science Advisory Council and science community to 1) create a sustainable, prioritized and relevant monitoring plan, and 2) review and consider modifying the Threshold standards to reflect the latest science and the significant values in the Region.
Strategic Initiative Desired Outcomes:
Relevant and scientifically rigorous Threshold standards and a cost-efficient, feasible and informative comprehensive monitoring and evaluation plan.
Strategic Initiative General Process/Approach:
This initiative includes two components: developing a robust monitoring plan, and providing recommendations for updating Threshold standards. Both components will leverage the findings of the 2015 Threshold Evaluation and will run in parallel. It is anticipated that the newly created Bi-State Science Advisory Council will play a significant role in both efforts. The monitoring and evaluation protocol will be reviewed by the Bi-State Science Advisory Council. Threshold standard updates will be recommended by the Bi-State Science Advisory Council, provided to the APC and RPIC for review and recommendations, subject to environmental review, and provided to the TRPA Governing Board for final action.
Strategic Initiative Team:
|Dan Segan (Team Lead)||firstname.lastname@example.org||(775) 589-5233|
|Kim Caringeremail@example.com||(775) 589-5263|
|Nick Havenfirstname.lastname@example.org||(775) 589-5256|
|Ken Kasmanemail@example.com||(775) 589-5253|
|Tom Lotshawfirstname.lastname@example.org||(775) 589-5278|
|John Marshallemail@example.com||(775) 589-5286|
|Brandy McMahonfirstname.lastname@example.org||(775) 589-5274|
|Jeanne McNamaraemail@example.com||(775) 589-5252|
|Devin Middlebrookfirstname.lastname@example.org||(775) 589-5230|
|Shay Navarroemail@example.com||(775) 589-5282|
|Kieth Norbergfirstname.lastname@example.org||(775) 589-5289|
|Julie Reganemail@example.com||(775) 589-5237|
|Sean Tevlinfirstname.lastname@example.org||(775) 589-5254|
|Sarah Underhillemail@example.com||(775) 589-5211|
|Mike Vollmerfirstname.lastname@example.org||(775) 589-5268|
Strategic Initiative Budget:
|Year||FY 2015/16||FY 2016/17||FY 2017/18||FY 2018/19||FY 2019/20|
Notes: 1. Includes contract expenditures.
Strategic Initiative Schedule:
Strategic Initiative Dashboard:
|Major Milestones||FY 15/16||FY 16/17||FY 17/18||FY 19/10|
|Draft Report to Peer Review||⊕|
|Governing Board Approval||⊕|
Green: Schedule on or ahead of target, progress being made
Yellow: Schedule behind target, but progress is still being made
Red: Schedule behind target, needs urgent attention